Appreciate your body . . .

“Don’t you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit,
who lives in you and was given to you by God?”
1 Corinthians 6:19

 Do you know what I call your body? A temple. It’s like a church, a place that houses My spirit. You are often critical about what you see in the mirror, but I didn’t make a mistake when I made you. I created you exactly the way you are and I am so proud of you. To Me, you are beautiful and perfect! That’s why I want you to take care of yourself, My house. Eat healthy, be active, stay sexually pure, and avoid destructive behaviors like doing drugs and alcohol. Remember, whatever you do to your body, you do to Me.

Now What? Pray: “Father, help me remember the importance of taking care of myself, to rest, to fuel my body with healthy foods, and make wise choices. Today, replace my self-critical attitude with appreciation, and my dissatisfaction with gratitude. To start, one thing I really like about myself is: ____ (name it) ____. Lord, thank you for making me so wonderfully amazing.”

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by Lisa Cheater

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An award-winning professional writer, Lisa is founder and CEO of The Penstock Group, Inc., a communications firm that specializes in film and print. With more than 20 years experience in business to business writing and visual media, Lisa’s published work includes trade reports, industry articles, and short stories.

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Martin Wiles is a minister, author, freelance editor, and English teacher who lives in Greenwood, SC. He is the founder of Love Lines from God and is the author of Grits & Grace and God and Grits, Gumbo and Going to Church. He serves as Managing Editor for Christian Devotions ( and Assistant Editor for Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. He and his wife are parents of two and grandparents of three.